Leaked docs: UN wants troops in Libya - mandate optional (Video)
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) briefs the press on the situation in Libya. He is flanked by his Special Envoy Abdul Ilah al-Khatib (left) and Special Adviser Ian Martin
26 August 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today summoned major regional organizations to join the United Nations in helping the new Libyan authorities deliver immediate emergency aid and provide a democratic transition after the ouster of Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi’s regime.
He said the Security Council, which makes the decisions on such matters, had assured him of their support for the rapid deployment of a UN mission in Libya, adding that its decision yesterday to release to the authorities Transitional National Council (TNC) $1.5 billion in Qadhafi regime assets that it had frozen under sanctions a welcome step.